Definition of Dead Sea

1. Noun. A saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level.

Group relationships: Israel, Sion, State Of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Jordan
Generic synonyms: Lake

Definition of Dead Sea

1. Proper noun. A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth. ¹

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Literary usage of Dead Sea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"From the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea the distance is nearly seventy ... 27), though this generally connotes the district north and south of the Dead Sea. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"Richard Townsend, MA Henry Watts, BA The following communications were read:— I. " Report on the Levelling from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea. ..."

3. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
"Dead Sea. course of an hour or two we reached the Dead Sea. Nothing grows in the flat, burning desert around it but weeds and the Dead Sea apple the poets ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1857)
"POOLE ON THE SHORES OF THE Dead Sea. [DEC. 8, 1856. at Teneriffe, I have thought if similar observations could be made on the shore of the Dead Sea (which ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"“About six we entered the great plain at the end of the Dead Sea; ... We collected a quantity of wood which the Dead Sea had thrown up at high-water mark, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1867)
"There is reason to suppose, from ancient sculptures in Egypt, that the level of the waters of the Dead Sea is not lower now than ..."

7. The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1848)
"X.—Expedition to the Jordan and the Dead Sea. By Lieut. MOLYNEUX, of HMS Spartan. [Read March 27, 1848.] AFTER a very tedious passage from ..."

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